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Stuttering – A listener’s Guide

Jaan has spent over twenty years as a volunteer working on behalf of the worldwide stuttering community. This twenty-one minute video, edited by Steven Toepell of Bohemian Passport Services, is based on a presentation that Jaan made at a meeting … Continue reading

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Canadian Stuttering Association

For over twenty years Jaan Pill has been active as a volunteer with the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA). Interview featuring CSA members on CBC’s The National (Dec. 10, 2010) Jaan Pill’s overview of treatment options for people who stutter Stuttering … Continue reading

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Sometimes, it’s good to listen. Sometimes, better not to!

It’s good to be a good listener, so that you know what the other person is thinking and feeling. On the other hand, sometimes a person encounters a form of self-talk that is not worth listening to at all. That … Continue reading

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The Honourable Geoff Regan is Speaker of the House of Commons

A recent article that I’ve written for the Canadian Stuttering Association website is entitled: Speaker of the House of Commons, Geoff Regan A longer version of the article, which will appear at the Preserved Stories website, will be entitled: “Now … Continue reading

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Interview with the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons

I was very pleased to meet the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, when he arrived at the Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. I was at the airport to … Continue reading

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Erving Goffman’s definition of the situation: Bridget Jones’s Baby and The King’s Speech

In a Comment at a recent post, I’ve referred to commonalities between Bridget Jones’s Baby and The King’s Speech. In the current post, I will explore themes related to storytelling, Erving Goffman, storylines, narrative arcs, frames and framing, and related … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: The War

This is Chapter 3 in Graeme’s Decarie’s Autobiography Stories, which he is writing for his children. Click here for previous posts regarding Autobiography Stories – Graeme Decarie > The War “Mrs. Danielson, what’s war?” It was September of 1939, and … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: Learning fluency as a second language

In recent years, I’ve spoken to several hundred elementary school students, in schools served by the Peel District School Board and the Toronto District School Board, about the topic of stuttering. So I can picture that one of my autobiography … Continue reading

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ScienceDirect: Top 25 Articles from Journal of Fluency Disorders, October to December, 2015

You can access the above-noted list of articles – along with abstracts – here. It was from this field of research that I developed my interest in evidence-based practice. Close to thirty years ago, I found an effective way to … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I could not get out any words at all; that was a long time ago

For many years, I was involved in community self-organizing on behalf of people who stutter. Years ago I formed a Toronto-based self-help group for people who stutter; our first meeting took place in September 1988 at the North York Central … Continue reading

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